Definition of Drawing lots

1. Noun. Making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn.

Exact synonyms: Casting Lots, Sortition
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Decision, Determination



Lexicographical Neighbors of Drawing Lots

drawgear
drawgears
drawhead
drawheads
drawing
drawing-room car
drawing board
drawing boards
drawing card
drawing chalk
drawing dead
drawing hand
drawing hands
drawing ink
drawing live
drawing lots (current term)
drawing off
drawing out
drawing paper
drawing pin
drawing pins
drawing power
drawing room
drawing rooms
drawing string
drawing table
drawings
drawish
drawknife
drawknives

Literary usage of Drawing lots

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"BB" The clerks are drawing lots; one-half being ordered to the trenches. Of two drawn in this bureau (out of five) one is peremptorily ordered by the ..."

2. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Luke by Alfred Plummer (1896)
"ing the drawing lots for offering the incense was the third and chief of a series of drawings, four in all ; in the evening it was the only one. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by John Scott Eldon, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1822)
"... and if, upon any of the days appointed for drawing lots, the full number of fifteen boys, qualified as aforesaid, should not become candidates, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1822)
"... and if, upon any of the days appointed for drawing lots, the full number of fifteen boys, qualified as aforesaid, should not become candidates, ..."

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